The combination of heavy rainfall and lightning resulted in a busy night for Harrison County Fire and Rescue teams. The storm caused an abundance of calls for safety checks for fire alarms, car accidents, and structures damaged by lightning.
Harrison County Fire Rescue offers flooding and lightning safety tips
- the combination of heavy rain - fall and lightning- resulted to a busy night for- harrison county fire and rescue- teams. the storm caused an- abundance of calls for safety - checks for fire alarms, car - accidents and structures- damaged by lightning.
- harrison county fire and rescue- wants us to remember to - slow down while driving.
Many - potholes are filled with- water and can easily be deeper- than they appear.
By- reducing speed while driving, - the risk of accidents,- hydroplaning and sliding off th- road are significantly- reduced.- also if you think your home is- stuck by lightning, - however you don't see smoke or- smell fire, still call the- fire department.
It's better to- be safe than sorry.
- - pat sullivan, harrison county - fire chief: - "typically what we were getting was my home is struck by- lightening, i smell - something burning, i don't see- anything but i can smell it.- absolutely call the fire- department if that's the- situation so that we can check- it out.
When it's raining like- it- - - was raining last night, slow- down, take your time and the- visibility is reduced so you- can't see as well and the roads- are slick, i think everybody- that i talked to on the - wrecks that did said they - hydroplaned."
- - some roads still have water ove- them, drivers are asked to slow- down and use caution.
Remember- in flood zones- "turn around,